Posts for the category Painkiller Addiction

After a Narcan Reversal - Issues

How does a Person Die of a Heroin Overdose? What happens after Narcan? Is hospitalization required? Are there side effects to Narcan? Life After Narcan is a new series...
Life after a Narcan reversal must include medical care, and addiction treatment if a person is to recover from the overdose and stay alive. Watch for our new series...

Heroin in oxycodone pills : more dangerous than thought?

A news alert is circulating today about counterfeit oxycodone pills which are actually heroin. But there's more to it than simply the pill color or imprint.

Camden County: 15 Heroin Overdoses in One Day

Poisoned or dangerous heroin continues to wreak havoc in New Jersey.
Police wouldn't say much about the poisoned heroin other than its labeled “Magic”, and that it was not laced with fentanyl. Fifteen people were hospitalized, but we don't know how many overdosed.

Government: 80% of Heroin Users Started with Prescription Painkillers

Alarming data from the national data centers show that most heroin abusers started with prescription drugs, including opioid pain killers.
Heroin addiction is a problem in New Jersey. As we treat heroin addiction in the Sunrise treatment centers, we learn of the strong connections between prescription drug abuse and heroin. Now the government is publishing data.